Che: A Memoir

Che: A Memoir

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by Fidel Castro
     
 

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In a new, expanded edition of a bestselling Ocean classic, Castro vividly portrays Che, the man, the revolutionary and the thinker, describing in detail his last days with Che in Cuba, giving a remarkably frank assessment of the Bolivian mission.

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In a new, expanded edition of a bestselling Ocean classic, Castro vividly portrays Che, the man, the revolutionary and the thinker, describing in detail his last days with Che in Cuba, giving a remarkably frank assessment of the Bolivian mission.

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The Cuban strongman presents a frank and intimate portrait of his friend and fellow revolutionary, Guevara. This expanded edition of the 1994 original includes a speech given by Castro when visiting Che's grave on the 30th anniversary of his assassination. The text is buttressed with numerous photographs. A Spanish-language edition (ISBN 1-921235-02-0) also is available. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781921700835
Publisher:
Ocean Press
Publication date:
12/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
File size:
830 KB

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· Fidel Castro went into exile on his release from prison after initiating an armed attack against the Batista dictatorship. One night in Mexico he met a young Argentine doctor Ernesto Guevara. They talked until dawn, sharing their ideas and dreams, when "Che" agreed to join the expedition back to Cuba to restore popular rule. The rest is history David Deutschmann is an Australian author whose recent books include the anthologies Fidel Castro Reader (2004) and Che Guevara Reader (2003).

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Che 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Marxist story telling at its best! Do you really expect that anyone should believe anything that Fidel Castro would say about his murderous Marxist political philosophy? Yes the useful idiots described by Lenin are out there in mass and this is a tale for them.  The craft of lies and deception have been mastered by the Marxist elite who quickly separate themselves from the misery they inflict on those delusional enough to believe what these peddlers are selling! Edmund Burke was so right when he stated, "that men never surrender their liberties except under some delusion". Well this book is just that and a good read for those who wish to believe in the fantasy of the virtue and nobility of Marxist fundamentalism and its heroic attempt to rescue the world from the injustices of capitalism and the materially impoverished plight of the poor working masses? The fact that no Marxist government ever made  good on its lies and false promises is a fact that we just have to overlook in order to uncritically evaluate its inherent and evils and monumental failures! Forget about all of the human beings who were sent to prisons and were slaughtered in mass by virtually every Marxist society and continue to persist in believing with all of your heart in the goodness and virtue of this pernicious political system despite harsh realities to the contrary? Talk about blind and ignorant faith? And these are the people who tell us that religion is the opiate of the masses? Quite astounding indeed? But to be so mindless and even worse deliberately denying the incontestable truth of the wicked and wretched nature and practice of communism is without any rational excuse! So if this is what you wish to believe then Castro's portrayal of Che is just what you would want to hear from those who share your malevolent and depraved selfish political ambitions! Fidel has done his duty and now can be regarded as one of the great fiction writers of all time. Well done Fidel!     
Guest More than 1 year ago
Now in a new edition which includes Fidel Castro's speech on the return of Che's remains to Cuba 30 years after his assassination in Bolivia in 1967, Che: A Memoir By Fidel Castro is a classic political memoir and biography of revolutionary and intellectual Che Guevara. Che: A Memoir By Fidel Castro is not structured like a standard biography chapters jump back and forth through time, reflecting on key events in Che's political life, his implacable struggle for transformation, his martyrdom, and his legacy. An inset section of black-and-white photographic plates round out this unique appraisal of an an complex revolutionary figure (whose impact continues to inspire men and woman to political resistance and activism long after his own death), as seen through the eyes of a national leader who admires him. Students of Che's live and work would be well advised to visit the Ocean Press website for a complete listing of all their Che Guevara related titles.